Vital Signs - June 10, 2010

UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation
A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.
UNC School of Medicine's Academy of Educators Awards
Drs. Weil, Cook, Fitzpatrick, Woolsey and Cross were recognized at the Academy of Educators' Evening of Scholarship on May 18.
Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism
The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.
VIDEO: A new life begins for Haitian earthquake survivor
Eriek Louis was one of three burn survivors from the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti treated in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. After five months of care, he was discharged from the Burn Center last Thursday, June 3.
UNC and Olympus partner to open advanced imaging center for life science research
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill today opened the doors of a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging.
ACNP announces Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience Award
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) will award a new $35,000 prize in integrative behavioral neuroscience in December. David Rubinow, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, is the president of the ACNP.
News from the Thurston Arthritis Research Center
News updates include: Student awarded Medical Student Research Preceptorship, Liu awarded AHA Scientist Development Award and Dillon receives Cefalo House Officer Award.
Fellows receive Presidential Poster Awards
Leslie Scheunemann, MD, Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, who are both fellows in the Division of Geriatric Medicine/Center for Aging and Health received Presidential Poster Awards at the American Geriatrics Society 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting on May 14, for their outstanding academic presentations.
A Healing Environment: Art at the N.C. Cancer Hospital
One of the goals of the team that designed the N.C. Cancer Hospital was to create a healing environment — and a major aspect of that goal is the art that was purchased and commissioned to complement the open, airy architecture of the new facility.
Come Learn about NC TraCS!
Beginning in June, each month for the summer the NC TraCS Institute will offer educational sessions to provide general information about the NC TraCS Institute, and more specifically about the services and resources that TraCS offers.
NC TraCS Institute June e-newsletter
The newsletter includes articles about the NIH director's visit, former TraCS pilot grant awardees, challenges in research recruitment, the NC TraCS poster session, and more.
Farmer's Market every Wednesday!
Stop by Children’s Hospital Concourse between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for your fresh fruits and veggies!
NC TraCS brings E-Tracker to UNC PIs and Coordinators!
E-Tracker is a tool created to enable researchers to “track” subject enrollment numbers for clinical research studies.
Halperin joins YOUR HEALTH radio show
This weekend, Dr. Ed Halperin, Dean of the University of Louisville Medical School, joins YOUR HEALTH for a great conversation about the history of medical education in the U.S.
Honors and Awards
Take a moment to check out UNC Health Care's Honors and Awards page. The page recognizes our colleagues for their accomplishments.
Bluegrass music in Children's Hospital lobby June 22 Jun 22, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM Children's Hospital lobby,
The Ridgeway Opry House will be presenting several bluegrass musicians on June 22, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. North Carolina Hepatitis Community Voice is sponsoring the free event.
Center for Global Initiatives Global Photo Contest
The Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to announce our call for entries to the 11th Annual Global Photography Contest. This is an amateur photography competition that is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill. The submission deadline is Sept. 10, 2010.
Braddom lecture at PM&R Research Day now online
Randall Braddom, MD, MS (Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Red Bank, NJ), delivered the keynote lecture entitled, "The Importance of Research in the Future of PM&R."
Introducing Medicine's Communication & Collaboration Initiative
OIS is excited to announce a new initiative that will enhance online communication and collaboration throughout the School of Medicine. This initiative will provide a consolidated email and collaboration system that will ultimately increase operational efficiency, facilitate business continuity throughout the school, increase cost efficiency, and enhance the school’s ability to better accommodate users’ ever-changing communication/collaboration needs.